The Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures include some of the foremost voices on a new economics.
The first stage of the James Bay hydro-electric development project submerged four thousand square acres of northern Canadian forest. In the last eighty years the global population has tripled and the population of California has gone up by a factor of twelve. We may already have destroyed the botanical ingredients of a cure for AIDS. In this lecture David Brower delivers these and other stories of the ecological destruction taking place in all parts of the Earth. He embellishes his narrative with stories of people working for ecological restoration and examples of the "miracles of wildness." Brower also identifies a strong public wish to assist with ecological restoration and urges us all to participate in restoration projects.